ˈyȯd How to pronounce yod (audio)
: the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet see Alphabet Table
: the voiced glide sound \y\ that is the first sound of the English word yes

Examples of yod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The visible writing shows the letters yod, resh, bet, ayin and lamed, with remnants of other characters suggesting the original message was longer. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2021

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Word History


Hebrew yōdh

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of yod was in 1534

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“Yod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yod. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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